On Being a Language Teacher

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A Personal and Practical Guide to Success

Norma López-Burton and Denise Minor

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On Being a Language Teacher provides an innovative, personal approach to second-language teaching. Through illustrative personal anecdotes, this text guides new and aspiring language teachers through key pedagogical strategies while encouraging productive reflection by classroom veterans. An ancillary website provides online videos to complement the text by showing an experienced teacher applying the book’s lessons.
In a market dominated by dense theoretical approaches to language pedagogy, this text provides an instantly accessible, practical set of teaching tools for educators at all levels. Its accessible style and affordability give it the flexibility to serve as either a primary or a supplemental text for teaching assistants, students in credential programs, or undergraduates in applied linguistics courses.

Norma Lopez-Burton teaches Spanish at the University of California–Davis and has directed its first-year Spanish program since 1994. Denise Minor is assistant professor of Spanish at California State University–Chico.

"[This book] is a gem that will be extraordinarily useful to language teachers. . . . There is no book like this on the market."—Kim Potowski, University of Illinois at Chicago

"I felt like I connected really well with the book and found myself smiling and remembering incidents from my own classes during my reading. The beauty of the writing style is that new and seasoned language teachers will both find it accessible and helpful."—Rajiv Rao, University of Wisconsin-Madison

"The more I read, the more I appreciated the depth of the content."—Orlando Kelm, University of Texas-Austin
ISBN: 9780300186895
Publication Date: March 11, 2014
408 pages, 6 1/8 x 9 1/4
30 b/w illus.

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